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NEWS September 15, 2014

2014 Hayden Pioneer Days
2014 Hayden Pioneer Days
Lynetta and Lawrence Colwell of Brown County and formerly of the Hayden area talk with Mike Wheeler, who had his 18 foot tall teepee set up on the Hayden Historical Museum grounds.

Easements sought for Hayden sewer
The push is on to get revised easements signed for the Hayden area'Zs sanitary sewer project as an important deadline nears.
These easements must be signed by the end of next week to ensure the lowest rates possible for households and businesses in Hayden and Hickory Hills that will be hooked onto the system, according to officials.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Toddler OK after truck hits stroller
A pickup truck partially ran over a stroller carrying a 1-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon in Country Squire Lakes. The child suffered minor injuries. Rescue 20 personnel took him to the St. Vincent Jennings Hospi­tal emergency room where he was treated and released.
Monday, September 15, 2014

2 in Indy hospital after wreck
Two people from North Vernon were airlifted to an Indianapolis trauma center with serious injuries Friday night after a one-vehicle traffic accident closed SR 3 in Sand Creek Township for two hours.
Aaron P. Elzea and Kristie M. Bilbrey, both 25, had to be extricated after the automobile in which they were riding slammed into a large tree off the roadway. Both were taken by helicopter to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indi­anapolis.
As of midmorning Mon­day, Bilbrey was listed in critical but stable condition at Methodist Hospital. Elzea also remains at that hospital and was listed in good condition.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stormy late summer
A storm with powerful winds, possibly from a tornado, felled numerous large trees in the Broom­sage Ranch area around midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
No one was injured, but one of the fallen trees destroyed a late-model pickup truck. The storm knocked down utility lines, too, with electricity out at several homes in the area for over seven hours.
A large tree fell onto a pickup truck parked next to the home of Bill and Patty Robertson on CR 450S, leaving the vehicle a total loss.
Some of the residents in the area told The Sun that they heard a noise similar to the sound of a helicopter flying overhead when the storm hit. Officials believe the damage was caused by straight-line winds, but said it could have been a tornado.
"There were many trees knocked down in the area, including several walnut trees that are over 100 years old," said Janet McIntosh. "I live about 200 yards away from where most of the trees fell, but all I had in my yard was one small limb. The damage was concentrated in a small area."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Police pursuit Saturday ends in burglary arrests
Two Columbus men are in the Jennings County Jail after leading police on a 35-mile chase from southwestern Geneva Township to Jewell Village near Colum­bus early Saturday.
Ronnie L. Richardson, 41, and James Hadley, 25, each face preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, burglary, criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana.

Monday, September 15, 2014

From traffic stop to trafficking
A traffic stop in Jen­nings County early Wednesday led to the arrest of a wanted fugitive.
Bryttany M. Wooten, 29, of Country Squire Lakes, now also faces additional preliminary charges after drugs were discovered on her when she was being booked into the Jennings County Jail.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

School budget detailed
A public hearing allowing taxpayers the right to voice their opinion on the proposed budget and property tax rate was conducted by the Jennings County School Board prior to their regular meeting on Mon­day.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

County: No to salvage yard
In a highly rare occurrence, the Jennings County commissioners went against the Area Plan Commission Board in denying a rezoning request on Aug. 28.
While some neighbors were happy with the decision, Doyle Myers of North Vernon was not.
The commissioners voted 3-0 to prevent the rezoning of a 10-acre tractk from agricultural to heavy industrial on east U.S. 50 where Myers planned to start an automobile salvage operation.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tie dyed fun
Looking for something fun and different to do with you family this weekend? Well, head out to the Muscatatuck County Park on Saturday for the inaugural Splatter Our Commu­nity.
This 5k fun run and walk is being sponsored by the Jennings County Cham­ber of Commerce. The premise is simple. Walkers and runners will pass four stations and at each one they will have either pink, orange, blue or green tinted color thrown on them. By the end of the run, participants will be tie dyed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Foundation gets all fired up
A new program from the Lilly Endowment is giving the Jennings County Community Foundation (JCCF) fuel to reach its goal of $6 million in assets.
And in turn, the Lilly program is providing the best reason to make a donation to the local Foundation this fall.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nonprofit group helps older Jennings workers get back into workforce
Older residents who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help. Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in Jennings County and 42 other counties in Indiana, providing paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services and job search assistance for eligible individuals.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Animal Shelter to get addition
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

United Way starts new campaign, lowers goal
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

County gains break on bridge
The Jennings County commissioners received some good news regarding the new bridge to be constructed over Sand Creek near Scipio.
The county will save $124,838.60 on its share of costs due to credits it will receive from the Indiana Department of Transporta­tion (INDOT).
"Those credits are for money the county already spent on acquiring the right of way for the new bridge," explained Chad Ebinger of FPBH, the firm handling the planning and paperwork for the bridge.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fire destroys CSL house Tuesday
Fire and the resulting smoke and water damage made a Country Squire Lakes home a total loss Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New signage for intersection
State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) on Tuesday announced signs and flashing lights will be added to improve safety at the intersection of U.S. 50 and the new bypass, now called SR 750, following his recent meeting with Indiana Department of Transporta­tion (INDOT) officials.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Popular restaurant to be rebuilt
A brand new Taco Bell restaurant will open in November in North Vernon. With it will come an increase of 20 full- and part-time jobs, according to Clint Smith Sr.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A monument for a great man
It was another memorable day in the life of a man who has been blessed with more than most of us can hope for.
As the slogan his Friends invoked to raise support for the task at hand proclaimed, it was a day 'worth remembering' for all those gathered Saturday noon in Hayden to celebrate the county's first statue honoring a native son.
It was Tell City resident Don Dudine who spearheaded the idea to honor former Governor of Indiana Ed Whitcomb with a lasting tribute in his home county. Fittingly, Dudine opened the dedication program as a large crowd gathered to witness the monument's unveiling.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New orchestra leader plans to building on 'great work' of predecessor Eric Jarboe
Jennings County High School and Middle School welcomed Grant Pfifer as the new orchestra and middle school band director to kick off the 2014-15 school year.
Pfifer was hired to fill the position previously held by Eric Jarboe. Jarboe made the decision to retire last year after being the director for 40 years. Jarboe is credited with starting the orchestra program in Jennings County.

Friday, August 29, 2014

'Drive Sober' campaign winds up over Labor Day
The North Vernon Police Dept. has a very direct message for motorists: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Local officers have announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Documentary is moving experience for area veterans
For over 100 veterans, their family members and friends, Tuesday's free screening of "Honor Flights" at the Park Theatre Civic Centre was a moving experience - and more.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Video leads to felony arrest
Because of a photograph of a burglary suspect published in the Aug. 28 issue of the Plain Dealer and shown in other media outlets, police were able to track down and arrest the alleged criminal.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Colorful mural celebrates Vernon's 200-year history
The old Swing Factory building has just undergone a colorful change - just in time for the 54th annual Labor Day Festival and for next year's bicentennial.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Festival-filled weekend
The attraction of using antique saws to cut a piece of wood is greater for some than others.
But when a unique design is added to the wood with a heated metal brand, the appeal is magnified significantly.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

3 arrested, 4th suspect sought in drug investigation
Jennings County Sher­iff's Department officers arrested three people and are seeking a fourth as a result of an investigation and subsequent raid of a methamphetamine operation Monday afternoon in northern Center Township.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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